trillion

noun

tril·​lion ˈtri(l)-yən How to pronounce trillion (audio)
1
: a number equal to 1,000 times one billion see Table of Numbers
2
: an indeterminately large number
a trillion mosquitoes out tonight
trillion adjective
trillionth adjective or noun

Examples of trillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web YouTube Shorts launched in 2021 and the company says that content on the service has collectively earned trillions of views. Taylor Lorenz, Washington Post, 27 June 2024 All the while, trillions of ghostly little neutrinos slip through the Earth, a constant stream created by nuclear reactions across the cosmos. Paul Sutter, Ars Technica, 11 June 2024 The new programs, passed in 2022 as part of SECURE Act 2.0, could collectively yield trillions of dollars in savings, according to industry estimates. Daniel De Visé, USA TODAY, 26 June 2024 Aviation is one of the toughest industries to decarbonize, and the costs, estimated to run into the trillions, are likely to be passed on to customers. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune Europe, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for trillion 

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Word History

Etymology

French, from tri- + -illion (as in million)

First Known Use

1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trillion was in 1690

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Cite this Entry

“Trillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trillion. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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trillion

noun
tril·​lion ˈtril-yən How to pronounce trillion (audio)
1
: a number equal to 1,000 times one billion see number
2
: a very large number
a trillion mosquitoes out tonight
trillion adjective
trillionth adjective
trillionth noun
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